The Crayon Initiative News

Written by Bryan
on November 02, 2020

It's never too early to start thinking of holiday gift ideas. Make buying for your socially conscious team member a walk in the park with 20 gift ideas that give back to society! Enhance their existing sense of corporate social responsibility with any of the gifts listed below. As always, corporate and individual cash donations to any charity mentioned below are also an option.

The Crayon Initiative Store

Choose anything from The Crayon Initiative store to support crayon donation and children’s hospitals. Pick a hat, a shirt, or a silicone cup with a lid and straw. Proceeds help the organization give more to children’s hospitals through their terrific crayon donation program.

Colorful Glass Pitcher from the UNICEF Market

This beautiful pitcher is clear with a colorful lip. The purchase of one pitcher helps provide 118 sachets of rehydration salts to help impoverished children combat dehydration.

Berry Square Bracelet from The Brave Collection

A gold charm with the letters B-R-A-V-E hangs from a dark red string. This bracelet is handmade in Cambodia and is a move against human trafficking. Ten percent of every sale goes toward stopping the practice.

Chai Green Tea from BLK & Bold

Satisfy your tea-loving team member with a bag of loose tea leaves from BLK & Bold. Your team member will love the smooth taste, and you’ll love the fact that 50% of their profits go to nonprofits that work with at-risk youth.

New Year Sky by Popsocket

Give your team member’s phone a star-studded treat. This phone accessory features stars from a brilliant night sky, and 50% of every sale benefits Doctors Without Borders.

Family Meal: Recipes from Our Community

Purchase this recipe book digitally from Amazon for that team member who loves to cook! Any foodie will be happy to hear that all proceeds from this purchase go to the Restaurant Workers’ COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

Snowflake Calf Socks from Bombas

A cute pair of winter socks always hits the spot! These socks are not only warm, they contribute to the homeless community. For every pair purchased, Bombas donates a pair to the homeless or an otherwise at-risk community.

Bliss Plush Throw by Nordstrom at Home

Who doesn’t like to stay warm during the winter? Purchase this incredibly soft and cuddly blanket from Nordstrom, who will donate part of the proceeds to Operation Warm. This program delivers jackets to underprivileged kids.

Blue Granite 16-Ounce Insulated Traveler Bottle by S'well

Nordstrom takes corporate social responsibility seriously. This handy S'well water bottleis not only cute, its purchase gives back to UNICEF for their efforts to provide clean drinking water around the world.

Hand Embroidered Astrology Pillows by Carmel and Terrell Swan

Is your team member a star lover? Purchase one of these pillows and you get to help a charity from their list, including forest conservation, natural disaster relief, and sexual violence.

Jewel Garden from Lula’s Garden

Provide your team member’s office with adorable green succulents. Lined in a square pot, this is sure to add a pop of color to any desk. A portion of the proceeds goes to organizations that provide water to impoverished areas.

Rum Infused Coffee by Fire Department Coffee

These coffee beans offer a sweet tropical flavor from the rum additive. It’s a sweet, fun gift that donates 10% to first responders through the Fire Department Coffee Foundation.

Piecework Power Lunch Puzzle

This 1,000-piece puzzle offers relaxation for puzzle lovers, but also gives back to women as a whole. Proceeds go toward the National Women’s Law Center, which fights for gender equality.

Boston Terrier Candle by Scripted Fragrance

When your team member is a dog lover, this candle fits the bill. This tobacco, vanilla, amber scent combines sweet with spice. Don’t worry if this scent isn’t for your team member — other dog breeds come with other scents. A portion of the proceeds go to the American Kennel Canine Club Health Foundation.

Mountain Coal Blanket by Sackcloth & Ashes

A wonderful gift for any team member, this blanket is a versatile and stylish gray and black addition to any home! Sackcloth & Ashes donates a blanket to a homeless shelter with every purchase, making this a worthwhile gift.

Mini Key Necklace by The Giving Keys

This subtle necklace with the mini key charm will go well in any existing collection. The piece is more attractive because it contributes to supporting those transitioning out of homelessness.

Adopt a Hippopotamus by WWF

When the team member is an animal lover, what’s cooler than getting a hippo? Adopt a hippo in your team member’s name and receive a plush hippo. Your money will help support the World Wildlife Foundation’s efforts to preserve the species.

No Bounds Portable Bluetooth Speaker from The House of Marley

This adorable portable speakerwill quickly become part of anyone’s must-haves for traveling. The House of Marley contributes to reforestation, so this purchase will contribute to the earth while providing hours of entertainment.

Causebox Subscription

For that hard-to-please team member, try a Causebox subscription. Your team member will receive a monthly box of socially conscious items from companies that give back to their communities.

The Cupanion Bottle by Fill It Forward

Every time someone fills this water bottle,they donate clean water to a person who needs it. If your team member already has a favorite water bottle, you can buy a sticker that does the same thing as the Cupanion.

Finding the right gift to support corporate social responsibility is only the beginning. Whether the business donates to children's hospitals, animal nonprofits, or more, your purchase will responsibly contribute to the good of humanity.